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Romeo

[roh-mee-oh] /ˈroʊ miˌoʊ/
noun
1.
the romantic lover of Juliet in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
2.
any man who is preoccupied with or has a reputation for amatory success with women.
3.
a lover:
She found her Romeo at a charity ball.
4.
(used in communications to represent the letter R.)
5.
a male given name.
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  • In the same way Romeo turns from Rosaline to Juliet at first sight.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • Romeo and Juliet was to be performed in the afternoon, and Julius Caesar in the evening.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • She did not stand at the end of the road waiting for Romeo to come to her.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • There was a copy of Romeo and Juliet perched on top of a pile of books.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • What sort of lover would Romeo have been had he lived on a diet of lentils?

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
British Dictionary definitions for Romeo

Romeo

/ˈrəʊmɪəʊ/
noun
1.
(pl) -os. an ardent male lover
2.
(communications) a code word for the letter r
Word Origin
from the hero of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (1594)
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Word Origin and History for Romeo
n.

"a lover, passionate admirer, seducer of women," 1766, from the name of the hero in Shakespeare's tragedy "Romeo and Juliet" (1590s).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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